WARNING VIDEO IS GRAPHIC
In 2004 Hillary Adams was fearful a beating may be on the horizon. So she secretly set up her video recorder and waited. As suspected, her dad soon became angry about her using the internet. Apparently Judge William Adams had told her she was not allowed to use her computer, so when she disobeyed his orders, he pulled out a belt.
The shocking and graphic video of his seven minute beating, of his then 17-year-old daughter, has become a Youtube sensation. Furious viewers have poured in their complaints and have also sent supportive messages to Hillary. He is caught on tape, so there is no denying it for Judge Williams.
Many have questioned what took her so long to release the tapes. She told reporters, after telling her father she had the tape, he said “so what!” so she felt that it was necessary to post. In her mind, she knew he had gone too far, but she needed reassurance.
In the “good old days” this was a regular occurrence. Beatings were used to discipline children all the time, but there were no tapes. While I received a few whippings of my own, this seems to go way beyond what I remember. But in today’s society, if you even spank your child’s hand, they can call the police and have you arrested.
While this video has enraged many viewers, including myself, it is probably only bringing to light what still goes on behind closed doors. Judge Adams handles family court for goodness sake! He is a well-respected high-ranking professional, so we can only imagine what happens in other homes.
It is good Hillary had the courage to release this video. Many parents may not truly understand the impact they are having on their kids when they use such force. This would be good for them to watch, maybe it will help others out there experiencing abuse.
Judge Adams may have said, “so what” then, but his law license is now at risk for this incident. In a recent statement he even went as far to say, “I don’t think I did anything wrong”. Seriously? He should be the first one to watch the video and take notes on how NOT to treat your children. This is a disgrace.